Notebook: St Lawrence on Top
BACK ON TOP: St. Lawrence returned to form as they shut out Union College by a combined score of 17-0 in two games last weekend.
The Saints had dropped their first game of the year to Clarkson a week earlier and had fallen to second in the USCHO.com poll with the loss. St. Lawrence regained the top spot in the poll after Wisconsin defeated and tied last weeks No. 1 team, Minnesota Duluth.
Sophomore forward Sabrina Harbec earned her fourth ECAC Hockey League Player of the Week award this season after scoring three goals and dishing out five assists in the two-game series. She matched her career-highs of four assists and five points in the Saints 10-0 win on Dec. 10. Harbec leads the nation with 20 assists and is third in points per game with 1.81.
Freshman forward Carson Duggan netted six goals against Union and was named ECACHL Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. She scored the game-winning goal in both victories. Duggan leads the nation with 1.00 goals per game.
WILD RIDE: New Hampshire extended its winning streak to seven games and improved its overall record to 12-2-0 as the Wildcats defeated then-No. 9 Harvard, 3-0, on Dec. 10. The Wildcats moved up to second in the latest USCHO.com Division I national rankings with the victory.
Sophomore forward Leah Craig led the Wildcats with two goals and an assist against the Crimson as she earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors. Craig scored UNHs first goal with 19 seconds remaining in the first period, and increased the Wildcats lead to 2-0 in the second period.
Craig, a native of Seaforth, Ontario, has 16 points on 12 goals and four assists this season. She ranks fifth in the nation with 0.86 goals per game and is tied for second with six power-play goals.
KNOCKING OFF NO. 1: Wisconsins Megan Horras combined for 47 saves as she led the Badgers to an overtime tie and a 2-1 victory against then-No. 1 Minnesota Duluth last weekend. The Badgers ended the Bulldogs unbeaten streak at 10 games as UMD lost their third game of the season on Dec. 10.
Horras, a senior from Appleton, Wis., held the Bulldogs to three goals on the weekend and improved her record to 9-1-1 on the year. UMD entered the series averaging 4.50 goals per game. She was selected Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defensive Player of the Week for her performances.
STREAKING: Mercyhurst ran its winning streak to four games after posting a pair of victories against Robert Morris University last weekend. The Lakers also extended its conference winning streak to 17 games.
Junior forward Julia Colizza contributed five points in the Lakers 5-1 and 9-1 wins against RMU to earn College Hockey America Offensive Player of the Week.
Colizza, a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, scored her second hat trick in the last three games in the Lakers win on Dec. 10. She also provided the game-winner, a short-handed goal, in the game on Dec. 9. Colizza has nine goals in 18 games this year.